Intel Core i5-4310M vs AMD Athlon 64 TF-20

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Processor Processor Intel Core i5-4310M vs AMD Athlon 64 TF-20

General info

Comparing Core i5-4310M and Athlon 64 TF-20 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating13721364
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i5AMD Athlon 64
Architecture codenameHaswellSherman
Release date19 January 2014 (7 years ago)1 May 2009 (12 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$225no data
Price now$288 (1.3x MSRP)$4.99

Technical specs

Core i5-4310M and Athlon 64 TF-20 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores2 (Dual-core)1 (Single-Core)
Threads41
Base clock speed2.7 GHzno data
Boost clock speed3.4 GHz1.6 GHz
Bus supportno data667 MHz
L1 cache128 KB64+64 KB
L2 cache512 KB512 KB
L3 cache3 MBno data
Chip lithography22 nm65 nm
Die size130 mm2no data
Maximum core temperature100 °C95 °C
Number of transistors960 Millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier-no data

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-4310M and Athlon 64 TF-20 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1no data
SocketrPGAS1g1
Thermal design power (TDP)37 Watt25 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-4310M and Athlon 64 TF-20. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2MMX, 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, AMD64, Enhanced Virus Protection
AES-NI+no data
AVX+no data
VirusProtectno data+
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
TSX-no data
Thermal Monitoring+no data

Security technologies

Core i5-4310M and Athlon 64 TF-20 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data
EDB+no data
Secure Key+no data
Identity Protection+no data
Anti-Theft+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-4310M and Athlon 64 TF-20 are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i5-4310M and Athlon 64 TF-20. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3no data
Maximum memory size32 GBno data
Max memory channels2no data
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/sno data
ECC memory support-no data

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 4600no data
Max video memory2 GBno data
Quick Sync Video+no data
Clear Video HD+no data
Graphics max frequency1.25 GHzno data
InTru 3D+no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-4310M and Athlon 64 TF-20 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported3no data
eDP+no data
DisplayPort+no data
HDMI+no data

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-4310M and Athlon 64 TF-20 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.43840x2160@60Hzno data
Max resolution over DisplayPort3840x2160@60Hzno data
Max resolution over VGA2880x1800@60Hzno data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-4310M and Athlon 64 TF-20 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX11.2/12no data
OpenGL4.3no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-4310M and Athlon 64 TF-20.

PCIe version3no data
PCI Express lanes16no data

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i5-4310M 3.58
Athlon 64 TF-20 3.62
+1.1%
  • Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

Cinebench R10 is an ancient ray tracing benchmark for processors by Maxon, authors of Cinema 4D. Its single core version uses just one CPU thread to render a futuristic looking motorcycle.

i5-4310M 4664
+275%
Athlon 64 TF-20 1245

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-4310M and Athlon 64 TF-20 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 3.58 3.62
Novelty 19 January 2014 1 May 2009
Boost clock speed 3400 1600
Chip lithography 22 65
Thermal design power (TDP) 37 25

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Core i5-4310M
Intel Core i5-4310M

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AMD Athlon 64 TF-20
AMD Athlon 64 TF-20

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Core i5-4310M by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-4310M by AMD is Phenom II X3 N870, which is slower by 1% and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

AMD Phenom II X3 N870 Phenom II X3 N870
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-4310M:

AMD FX-7500 102.23
AMD FX-9830P 101.12
Intel Core i5-4310M 100

Competitors of Athlon 64 TF-20 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Athlon 64 TF-20 from Intel is Core i5-6260U, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

Intel Core i5-6260U Core i5 6260U
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User rating

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31 ratings
Intel Core i5-4310M
Intel Core i5-4310M
18 ratings
AMD Athlon 64 TF-20
AMD Athlon 64 TF-20

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